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, the obama administration claims it has legal authority to assassinate u.s. citizens overseas even if there is no intelligence indicating they are engaged in an active plot to attack the u.s. we will speak with jameel jaffer from the aclu. the obama administration is claiming the legal authority to indefinitely detain americans without charge or trial. >> the way in which our fundamental rights, our bill of rights, our constitution freedoms have been abridged by the last 10 years and more as president obama is unhappily following in that tradition. >> we will speak with whistleblower daniel ellsberg who is in new york this week to attend an appeal in his lawsuit against the ndaa. we will speak with computer security researcher jacob appelbaum who lost a federal appeals court ruling that the government could subpoena his twitter and e-mail information without a warrant as part of its probe into wikileaks. the boy scouts of america prepared to vote on whether to lift its ban on gay members. >> the question always comes down to, can case raise quick -- raise kids? most people really d
to deny the existence of the obama administration's targeted killing program overseas. gibbs made the disclosure during an appearance on msnbc. >> when i went to the process of becoming press secretary, one of the first things they told me was, you are not even to acknowledge the drone program. you're not to discuss it exists. so i would get a question like that and literally, i could not tell you what major asks because once i heard was about the drone program, i could not talk about it. what is crazy about that proposition, you are being asked a question based on reporting of a program that exists. >> the former white house press secretary robert gibbs speaking on msnbc. congress is expected to take up a number of key gun control proposals later this week. the senate judiciary committee could vote as early as thursday on a number of measures, including a ban on military- style assault weapons and a proposal to make gun trafficking a federal crime for the first time. other proposals under consideration include background checks for gun buyers and harsher penalties for purchasing
so far. president obama spec for defense secretary chuck hagel faced a torrent of questions and criticism over his foreign policy stance thursday during his senate confirmation hearing. he has seen opposition from within his own republican party for failing to adequately back the party line on israel and iran. hegel was attacked during the hearing for earlier comments that were perceived as critical of israel. this is south carolina senator lindsey graham. >> you said the jewish lobby intimidates a lot of people. senator.itand israelis i cannot think of a more provocative thing to say about the relationship between the united states and israel and the senate or congress and which you said. do you agree with me you should not have said something like that? >> yes, i've already said that. >> he also faced a grilling from longtime friend and senate colleague arizona senator john mccain over his views on iraq war. >> were you correct or incorrect when he said the surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam? correct or incorrect? yes or
been restricted in giving before. >> the new york times is reporting the obama administration may revisit the possibility of arming syrian rebels after obama initially rejected the idea last fall. syrian refugees fleeing conflict are continuing to flood into neighboring countries at a rate of thousands per day. a jordanian border official said monday nearly 90,000 syrians have crossed into jordan since the beginning of the year. one of those refugees decried the conditions in her home country. >> our homes are all destroyed. we have nothing. if bashar al-assad once our country, let him have it. we came here after running between homes, trying to avoid the fire that rained down on us. if it were not for the free syrian army protecting us, we would have died. god help us. >> in the u.s., georgia is set to put a man did that tonight despite consensus among medical specialists is mentally disabled. warren hill was sentenced to die 1991 for killing a fellow prisoner. all three doctors who originally said hill did not be the legal definition of mental retarded have since reversed their
. president obama held a public event with a group of firefighters and police officers tuesday to pressure republicans on the upcoming round of automatic budget cuts under the sequester. obama wants republicans to end tax breaks mostly for the wealthy to avoid the $85 billion in spending cuts set to take effect march 1st under a previous budget deal. in his remarks, obama said the cuts will cause major economic damage. >> these cuts are not smart. they are not fair. there will hurt our economy and add hundreds of thousands of americans to the unemployment rolls. now republicans face a simple choice. are they willing to compromise to protect a vital investments in education and health care and national security and all the jobs that depend on them, or with a rather put hundreds of thousands of jobs and our entire economy at risk just to protect a few special interest tax loopholes that benefit only the wealthiest americans and biggest corporations? >> an analysis from the economic group macro economic advisers warned on tuesday the sequester will slow economic growth by more than half a per
consists of both the u.s. presence plus nato contributions. >> the obama administration has increased u.s. military deployment in the african country of niger to at least 100 soldiers. obama told congress on friday the troops would be deployed under a mission of intelligence sharing with french soldiers in neighboring mali. but pentagon officials have confirmed the troops will help set up a previously reported u.s. airbase. the base will be used to fly drones for surveillance and potentially for missile strikes. outrage over israel's imprisonment of thousands of palestinians is growing after the death of a prisoner in israeli custody. these are the government claims the prisoner, arafat jaradat, died of a heart attack. but no signs of heart failure were found during the autopsy, and a palestinian doctor who examined his body says he saw visible signs of torture. arafat jaradat was arrested in the occupied west bank last week for throwing rocks at israeli settlers. at a news conference in ramallah, the palestinian authority minister for prisoner affairs said israel is responsible for ara
a day after nbc news published a secret justice department memo outlining the obama administration's legal rationale for assassinating u.s. citizens overseas even when there is no intelligence indicating the targeted individual is engaged in an active plot to attack the u.s. on tuesday, white house press secretary jay carney was asked about the assassination program. this is part of his response. >> we have a knowledge united states that sometimes we use remotely piloted aircraft for strikes against specific al qaeda terrorists in order to prevent attacks on the nine states and seven american lives. we did that those strikes because they're necessary to mitigate ongoing actual threats to stop future tax and save american lives. the strikes are legal, ethical, and wise. u.s. government takes great care in deciding to pursue an al qaeda terrorist to ensure precision and to avoid loss of innocent life. >> indonesia, a leading member of the opposition movement has been shot dead in front of his own home. chokri belaid was an outspoken critic of the islamist-led government who criticize
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